Governor Polis has announced in a press conference on March 22, 2020, that construction is an essential service. Construction businesses are considered critical by the state and are exempt from the announcement on Sunday that non-critical workplaces in Colorado temporarily reduce their in-person workforce by 50% . Here is a copy of the public health order.
Denver’s Stay at Home order announced on March 23, 2020, also includes construction as an essential service.
There is a lot of good information being shared throughout the roofing industry on how employers can make adjustments to their businesses for the COVID-19 pandemic and measures that you can implement to promote and protect the health and safety of your employees.
The Colorado Roofing Association (CRA), NRCA, and several national and state associations have drafted and delivered letters at the federal and state level to legislators, making the case that roofing be included in any definition of essential services at the federal and state level so that CRA members may continue to operate their businesses. The letter asked the administration to provide clear guidance regarding what an essential industry and essential worker is and makes it clear the roofing industry should specifically be cited in any guidance as essential. Click to view a copy of the letter CRA sent to Governor Polis.
The Colorado Roofing Association continues to monitor the situation and will share updated information as it comes forward.